MoDOT is urging drivers to stay off the roads in northern Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Department of Transportation is urging drivers to stay off the roads in Missouri, especially north of St. Joseph, as weather conditions worsen.
MoDOT has already closed I-29 from Mound City to the Iowa border due to whiteout conditions, and they say they are expecting more road closures.
As snow and wind pick up, we're seeing a few more routes impacted. DO NOT TRAVEL in the northern part of the state today if you can avoid it (especially north of St. Joe). Whiteout conditions could continue into the night.https://t.co/fvVRsDlqzr pic.twitter.com/G48OxJ8m2P— MoDOT (@MoDOT) November 25, 2018
In a press release, MoDOT urged drivers to stay home and avoid travelling during whiteout conditions, but provided the following tips for anyone who does have to drive:
- Avoid travel in the northern part of the state. Take refuge in a safe place until the storm has passed.
- If you must travel, allow extra time to arrive at your destination.
- Wear your seat belt, and don’t drive distracted. Buckle Up Phone Down.
- Don’t pass a snow plow and stay back six car lengths.
- If you encounter car troubles or are involved in a crash, please remain in your vehicle.
KOMU 8 has been following the anticipated winter weather conditions and will continue updating with changes.